GCG we utilize a specific method of stretching known as PNF (Proprioceptive
Neuromuscular Facilitation) stretching.
specific PNF technique is the Contract-Relax method in which the therapist
stretches the target muscle to a therapeutic Range Of Motion (R.O.M.) &
asks the patient to contract then relax the muscle allowing the joint to
achieve a greater R.O.M.
Benefits of stretching include: Increased Flexibility Increased Joint Range Of Motion (R.O.M.) Enhanced Muscular Coordination Reduced Injury Risk Improved Posture Relaxation & Stress Relief Increased Circulation (blood flow) Increased Energy Levels
Caution: PNF stretching should be done with an
experienced professional due to the risk of overstretch & injury.
When performing a stretch:
*Don't bounce *Don't force a stretch *Don't move beyond your R.O.M. *Don't hold your breath *If pregnant, the hormone Relaxin allows excess flexibility - use caution.